Glasgow City Region Adaptation Strategy - report

Glasgow City Region Climate Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan

Flagship Action 15: Climate resilience integrated into regional supply chains and procurement

Intention Glasgow City Region is working collaboratively with partners to suppliers to develop a refreshed Sustainable Procurement Strategy that will use the region’s procurement power to support our wider objectives of building resilience of private sector and local communities, supporting the transition to net zero emissions, and working with suppliers to incentivise climate resilience and mitigation efforts.

As a first stage in this work, Glasgow City Region will use the Scottish Government’s Sustainable procurement tools to analyse the main procurement categories and identify where we can drive down emissions.

To improve the climate resilience of our supply chains and reduce their vulnerability to climate risks Glasgow City Region will work with the Scottish Government and other partners to develop an approach to baselining information about existing supply chains. This will identify the most vulnerable supply chains as a way of helping prioritise areas and identify opportunities to include climate resilience clauses within contracts. The learning will be shared across the region and beyond with other organizations to build their awareness of the tools and techniques involved. At the same time, Glasgow City Region will explore how consideration of climate resilience and adaptation is embedded in the procurement process, and the procurement team will share training materials and resources to help build suppliers’ capacity to adapt. The PMO will also explore the potential for adaptation activities to be added into the community benefit outcome menu to provide new ways suppliers can provide additional benefits to communities. Outcomes As a result of long supply chains and just-in-time practices, many climate risks faced in the region can arise outside of Glasgow City Region such as disruption to products, services or distribution. Beginning to require strong adaptation and resilience policies in the procurement process reduces the chances of risks occurring or the size of their impact. Embedding climate resilience requirements into contract clauses also helps drive wider take up and improvement of resilience and adaptation activity in the private sector. Supporting and enabling mechanisms • Glasgow City Region Sustainable Procurement Action Plan – setting out the regional approach. • Sustainable Procurement Duty – The sustainable procurement duty requires that before a contracting authority buys anything, it must think about how it can improve the social, environmental and economic wellbeing of the area in which it operates, with a particular focus on reducing inequality.

Supports delivery of the following Adaptation Strategy interventions 3 11

Key partners East Dunbartonshire Council, Glasgow City Region PMO, North Lanarkshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council, Renfrewshire Council, East Renfrewshire Council, Inverclyde Council, West Dunbartonshire Council, NHS National Services Scotland


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